Video games get more realistic every year. The graphics many of the modern games are sporting is really stunning. Some of the newer games look so good that players can sometimes feel like they’re actually in the game’s environment.
While games may not be getting more violent per se, they’re definitely more believable than they once were. Players have been able to bash people’s heads in and shoot people in video games for a long time, but the games nowadays are much more realistic than games made just 10 or 15 years ago.
The question of whether or not video games contribute to the culture of violence in the U.S. is one that many people have been asking.
“Scientists have investigated the use of violent video games for more than two decades but to date, there is very limited research addressing whether violent video games cause people to commit acts of criminal violence,”
They are also getting more and more violent. The question of whether or not video games contribute to violence is a valid one. Video games are getting more and more realistic. Do they contribute to violence in the United States? I really think they do.
Hear me out before you ditch my blog. Over the past several months, I’ve reflected on mass-shootings and bombings. The one thing I noticed is that our society has changed. Video games, I think, are just a small piece of the puzzle. Our culture as a whole has changed for the worse. Less contact with real friends, less family time, or no family at all.
You can’t tell me that it’s the guns or the bomb-making material that makes someone do these things. So, in essence I’m saying that video games, violent movies, and a culture that’s obsessed with violence that makes these monsters. In the end, people will continue to play violent video games and will never hurt anyone. Others will.